1895 - 1910

1895 - 1910

Smith's Hill Fort was decommissioned (out of service).Smith's Hill Fort was decommissioned (out of service).

1910 Audio
1907 Audio

The Commonwealth Government decided that Smith's Hill Fort was obsolete (out of date) due to improvements in the naval gunnery technology. The Government offered the guns to the Wollongong City Council for decoration.

1906 Audio

The guns at Smith's Hill Fort were last fired.

Practicing gun drillsThe Wollongong-Bulli Volunteer Artillery Half Companies (also called the Number 4 Company Australian Garrison Artillery) under the control of Major Henry Osborne McCabe practiced gun drills, firing exercises and other training (including war games in 1984) using Signal Hill and Smith Hill forts.

1895 Audio